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Faces of Genetic Counseling: Hallie Andrew

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Faces of Genetic Counseling: Hallie Andrew

In the blog series, “Faces of Genetic Counseling,” we highlight genetic counselors who come from diverse backgrounds and serve as representatives and advocates within their field. In our latest interview, we had the opportunity to speak with Hallie Andrew, MS, a genetic counselor at Children’s National, who shared with us her unconventional route to becoming…

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The CRISPR Craze

On a sunny Saturday in June, geneticists, genetic counselors, professors, researchers and students gathered at the University of Connecticut to learn about a new scientific technology that has the world talking. This technology has become the new star in genetic editing technologies (and will quite literally be in the plot of a new and upcoming…

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What’s Autism Got to Do with It?

Updated 4/1/2019 What does autism have to do with hereditary cancer? In most cases, nothing. But in honor of Autism Awareness Month, we want to highlight the connection between having a mutation (also known as a pathogenic variant) in a gene called PTEN and an increased likelihood of both cancer and autism spectrum disorder. PTEN…

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